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Valentine Opiyo
Lavington, Kenya2 contributions
Mar 2022
Was my first time there. It was a great experience walking around barefoot up the Vasco da Gama pillar
Written March 27, 2022
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Annettetravel
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Absolute rip-off. Don’t bother. You will be harassed by people posing as tour guides where in fact they just walk alongside you until you reach the beach. They have NO historical knowledge to impart and are just there to hustle tourists.
It’s historical relevance is negligible. It’s run down, unsafe and really quite pathetic.
Written March 17, 2022
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Morningstar Tours & Travel Ltd.
Nairobi Region, Kenya2 contributions
Dec 2021
If history lessons are your thing, this place is rich in the Kenyan Coast's ancient global trade (13th century). The cultural guides onsite will paint a vivid picture for you as they re-live history. You can shop for some Swahili artifacts at the gate, but be sure to put in a bargain- in our trade circles nothing has a fixed price tag!
Written February 24, 2022
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ryanc3
northampton,england380 contributions
Dec 2021
This is the place where malindi was discovered, the views wer beautiful and the pillar has been kept well.
now they have put up a barrier to protect it from being flushed away
Written January 21, 2022
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Cosy Locales
Malindi, Kenya4 contributions
Jun 2021
It's a nice place , although there's nothing much to do there apart from enjoying the scenery and the historical monument. Great spot for photography.
Written August 3, 2021
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Leila C
Nairobi, Kenya20 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Located by the beach,in Malindi town.A guide will quickly take you through the history of the area and the construction of the pillar itself.good to note is the public beach just down the road,white sandy beach and clear waters,perfect for morning/afternoon walks.there are lots of eateries around with amazing local cuisine.entry is Kes.100 only for the citizens (free for drivers!!). Opens by 6am,closes at 7pm.Extreamley friendly locals.Beautiful location.☺
Written January 1, 2020
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ETMAN
Chuckey, TN51 contributions
Dec 2019
When we were on vacation in Malindi, we were staying next door to this site so we decided to visit. The visit was nothing great as the place needs some upgrades. The interest was the age of this monument.
Written December 19, 2019
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Diana N
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions
Dec 2019
Visiting the pillar sounded like a great idea. I however felt there was really nothing much to do once I got there!
Written December 10, 2019
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Justina
Vilnius, Lithuania8 contributions
Nov 2019
The history behind the pillar is amazing but if you visit only this site, 500KES is too much. However, you have to know that the guide, Malindi Museum and Portuguese chapel visits are included to your ticket. With this, the price is very reasonable. We had a great time!
Written December 10, 2019
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Karen G
Sonoma County, CA41 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
King Edward was knowledgeable ofcthe history. It was very interesting for me. The cost is based on resident, citizen, noncitizen..but it included entrance into 2 museums.
Written December 2, 2019
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